All NOS (new old stock) parts now on the new (genuine) black frame.
I bought these model/period correct V-bars years ago, just never got around to fitting them until now.
As pictured in this 80’s advertisement.
I also had this model correct NOS Suntour stem from years ago, never used it, such a shame to rip it out of it’s original packaging but I did it, and now I’ve fitted it.
I caved in after a bottle of wine the other night and got into a midnight build (as you do).
I still want to replace the rear brake caliper with a model correct MX1000 one (which Dia-Comp are now re-releasing which is great news). I liked the chrome frame a lot more than the black one, but this is the real deal (where the chrome frame was not a genuine Kuwahara). Ultimately I’d love to track down the same frame, but in chrome. I’ll be sure to keep an eye out.